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Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Couple At The Deli and Art Quilt at TJs with link



Last week I ate lunch outside at La Borgata Deli downtown. They make good soups. When I sat outside and drew that sign and the planters, and the one woman I could see through the window sitting inside I was eating a 12 oz bowl of homemade broccoli cheddar soup. It was good. The sun was shining, it was warm and people who walked past me on the side walk were smiling.

I also told the proprietress that I really liked their lentil soup and wondered when I'd have it again on Wednesday?

This week I went back again on Wednesday, and lo and behold they were serving the lentil soup. She said she made it due to my request. But she said not to count on it every Wednesday "because that man over there doesn't like it." Apparently he prefers the broccoli cheddar.

I've seen this couple there three out of the five times I have eaten there. Often we are the only people in the shop at that time. I knew I wanted to draw him the first time I saw him, but it seemed we were sitting so close there was no way I could do it without him knowing.

Yesterday, they were sitting across the room and that big barrel obscured me from them (I hoped) a bit. I just love his long down his belly beard and curling mustache.



On Tuesday I went to TJ's (Taco Jalisco's) to eat and draw. There was a foursome sitting right under my art quilt hanging on the wall right above the guy with red hair holding his glass
so I got to add it to my picture. For those of you who asked here is a link to the art quilt photos from an earlier post. Click THIS.



Posting to Paint Party Friday and you can see the other artists art there via the icon on my sidebar.

A Special THANKS to all of you who left suggestions regarding self publishing a book last week! Your input is invaluable to me. I really feel like I can do this now. Just wondering if I can make it affordable how many might actually be interested in owning a book of my art from around town?

Have a great weekend!
And Happy Creating!

43 comments:

  1. I have just found your blog, and love your work. Definitely following.

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    1. Welcome Jamie LLes! Thank you so much. I like your art too very much! ;-)

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  2. Your work is definitively getting better with each drawing you do. and now that you don't just do the 20 minute drawings you seem to be doing better and faster. Love that you got your quilt in the drawing too.. pretty cool. HPPF on Thursday. :)

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  3. your work is developing week in and week out... you are great at capturing that single moment... and I can understand why you wanted to draw that curly moustache... fabulous...xx

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  4. Because some of the businesses are featured you could add their information to the paitning and it would be a local business advertising opportunity for them to offset your expense Happy PPF!

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  5. We love broccoli cheddar soup in this house!! These are great new illustrations!! My son in law has quite a full beard as you know and he just started waxing and curling his mustache up in support of movember prostate cancer awareness month! I love it too!! Nice that you captured that guy...I like that his shoes are pretty modern too.... Good job Lynn! Happy ppf!! Love the drawings displayed on the side bar too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. You capture the originality and uniqueness of the people so well and with warmth and compassion - it is awesome!

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  7. Lovely work again this week! That soup sounds delicious!

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  8. Is it just me, or have your drawings suddenly become even more lively and detailed? Something seems different about them this week.

    I followed the link to the quilt, it's fantastic. They must love it.

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  9. i is so fun to meet new people via your blog as of course a long time follower i feel as if i 'know' all the folks previously drawn. LOL good luck with the book. dont worry too much whether people will buy it or not. just do it and put it out there and see what happens.

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  10. What a great new couple! His mustache it my favorite part! I love love love seeing mustaches! Happy PPF!

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  11. You're drawings are so detailed...and because they're of real people...that much more interesting. They always make me stop to look. I'm off to see your art quilt.

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  12. Loving your observational drawings and the stories that go with them. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  13. Fabulous art at a fabulous place with fabulous people. i will definitely be buying your book. For sure, I am your number one fan, and I knew you 5 years ago when all this started, so I feel crazy happy seeing it all happening! Happy PPF dear heart.xxx

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  14. terrific drawings! love that you just get on with it...I don't often draw in public. I should do it more. I'm having a give away on my blog if you'd like to stop by and enter, I would love that...and I'll be back to visit here!

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  15. I had to chuckle that in regards to the soup that you have to take turns between lentil and broccoli cheddar. Lovely work this week. Happy PPF

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  16. More great illustrations ~ you capture personality and essence of places so well ~ Bravo! ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  17. People who know you will want your book for sure. Others who are attracted to your type of painting will also. And I would think that the frequenters of the restaurants would want books for themselves and for their friends. So I'd say go for it. Publish that book. Your drawings are always fun. BTW, how does that guy eat broccoli cheddar soup and keep his beard clean?

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  18. How fun your drawings are. You do such a great job of capturing the look on their faces. Thanks. Happy PPF!

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  19. I love your new drawings, the man with the beard looks very interesting. I love lentil soup too!

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  20. Delicious ... I love the colors in the entry.

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  21. I'd love to eat here!!!

    Great paintings... you do realise people will be going to the restaurant just so you can paint them!!!!

    Karenx

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  22. I agree with the others your work IS definitely getting better each week, maybe you have gain confidence? Just love the bearded man .

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  23. Great job! It's so fun knowing the stories behind your drawings. I'll bet that couple would be thrilled to see your drawing of them.

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  24. FAbulous! I love the beard on the new guy. :)

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  25. love the stories behind these paintings, and your dedication to "journalistic" painting. It must be so nice to see your quilt and the people all around it. The man with the long beard is my favorite character this week. Happy PPF!

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  26. what a bunch of characters! i love the bearded guy!

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  27. That couple is wonderful, especially the guy with the long beard. Jalisco's always seems to be pretty busy when you're there - lots to paint for you.

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  28. Great post, i loved reading it. Your paintings are so full of life and chatacter. I think the man with the beard looks quite eccentric but the soup sounds great! I am pleased to be your 200th follower!!

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    1. Thanks hugely for becoming my 200th follower!

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  29. I love that mustache! I wonder how much time he has to spend grooming that and the beard?

    Have to go see a pic of the art quilt!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog--as you know, I'm having a giveaway over at Art in the Garage to celebrate my 1000th post--hope you can stop by and leave a comment!

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  30. I like all three, but my favorite one is the Italian restaurant front. The composition and colors make it seem so inviting. Blessings!

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  31. I am really loving your lunchtime stories as much as your watercolor sketches-only thing is I get so hungry when visiting :):) The lentil soup sounds so yummy-I'd have it with you. Best of luck publishing your own book!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog too :)

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  32. Hi Lynn,
    Love the paintings! They have such a lively, whimsical quality to them. I love the man with the mustache, and his lady friend. I like her face.

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  33. Hi Lynn,

    What a great idea to sit and draw people when you are out and about, so much personality in your pieces I especially like the man with the big long beard! :0)

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  34. I love the fun colors you used for the first illustration, somehow looks a bit different from your usual. It's always fun to visit your blog

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  35. Wow...these are such beautiful drawings. Love the delightful colors.... :)

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  36. Love the curly mustache guy! The soups sound so good. Congrats on your 200 viewer! How wonderful! Thank you for your comment on my blog, Lynn. I really enjoyed seeing your art quilts too.

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  37. You!! are just fantastic!! I stare and stare on your gorgeous and fun drawings!! =) my eyes getting bigger and bigger! :))

    I just saw your quilt, outstanding!! And how great it must be for the people at the café to see your lovely quilt! and recognize themselves on it :))

    I love to follow your drawing life at the café or restaurant or what ever :)
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  38. What a great unique gift for the restaurant. The old gentleman is terrific. I always love your work. Blessings, Janet PPF

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